Inflation and Investment Controls in China

Author: Yasheng Huang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521665736
Release Date: 1999-11-13
Genre: Business & Economics

A political-economic analysis of how China has been able to avoid hyperinflation while maintaining high annual growth rates.

Assessing the Balance of Power in Central Local Relations in China

Author: John Donaldson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317205326
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Social Science

How do we understand the evolution of central-local relations in China during the reform period? This book addresses this question by focusing on eight separate issues in which the central-local relationship has been especially salient – government finance, investment control, regional development, administrative zoning, implementation, culture, social welfare and international relations. Each chapter introduces a sector and the way the center and various local governments have shared or divided power over the different periods of China’s reform era. The balance of power is gauged dynamically over time to measure the extent to which one level of government dominates, influences or shares power in making decisions in each of these particular domains, as well as what is likely to occur in the foreseeable future. The authors assess the winners and losers of these changes among key actors in China’s society. The result provides a dynamic view of China’s changing power relations.

China s Political Economy

Author: John Wong
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812385150
Release Date: 1998
Genre: China

1997 was truly an eventful year for China, with many momentous happenings. In February of that year Deng Xiaoping passed away, thus marking the end of an era. Shortly after, the post-Deng Chinese leadership under Jiang Zemin had to mobilise great efforts to ensure the smooth resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong on June 30. This was then followed by intensive preparation for the holding of the 15th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in September, which set national priorities for ChinaoOe1/4Oaos medium- and long-term development as well as decided on the core team of younger leaders responsible for leading China into the 21st century."

Provincial Strategies of Economic Reform in Post Mao China

Author: Peter T. Y. Cheung
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765601478
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics

This book studies economic decentralization in eight Chinese provinces -- Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Shaanxi, Shandong, Fujian, Hainan, and Sichuan -- by focusing on the role of provincial leadership in the initiation and implementation of economic reform.

Routledge Handbook of Regionalism Federalism

Author: John Loughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136727696
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Political Science

Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic literature mainly from political science but sometimes also from history, economics, and geography. This cutting edge examination seeks to evaluate the two types of state organization from the perspective of political science producing a work that is analytical rather than simply descriptive. The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union. Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Politics of Modern China Political economy

Author: Yongnian Zheng
ISBN: 0415456207
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

The Politics of Modern China is a comprehensive 4-volume resource for students and teachers of modern Chinese politics as well as other interested individuals and institutions internationally.

People s Republic of China Policies and implications of structural reform

Author: Frank N. Pieke
ISBN: 0754622290
Release Date: 2002
Genre: China

This two volume set collects in a conveniently accessible form the most influential articles by leading authorities in the study of China. It provides an international reference work, combined with an authoritative introduction by the editor.

Issues Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113347426
Release Date: 2002
Genre: World politics

The Anatomy of Political Power in China

Author: Guoguang Wu
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Academic
ISBN: UCBK:C091143783
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

Political power is a great enigma in contemporary China, as it operates often behind the closed doors of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In the recent decades of reform, it has changed greatly in many ways while retaining its authoritarian nature. How do Chinese leaders rule this huge country? How does the regime communicate with its bureaucracies and ordinary citizens? What happened to politics in recent decades as economic marketisation and social liberalisation formed the major currents of the nation's developments? And, what are the implications of all these domestic affairs to China's foreign relations and vice versa? This volume is an intellectual exercise to explore these questions that have for a long time occupied a central position in academic explorations of Chinese politics. The book covers topics such as state-enterprise relationship (a fundamental indicator of the political economy of Chinese reform), central-local relations (an issue that has perplexed the power arrangements in China for over a thousand years in general and since 1949 in particular), relations between popular participation and political reform, and the relationship between individual liberty and political democracy (a classic question in political theory that frames political debates in contemporary China). These collected essays give the reader an insightful peek behind the closed doors of Chinese politics and governance.